An explosion at a concert in Manchester, UK has left at least 19 dead, and around 50 injured, according to authorities. It is being labeled as a possible terror attack, with the perpetrator suspected as a suicide bomber.A secondary device was found near the scene of the first explosion. A controlled explosion was set off by authorities.
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Thousands of fans fled screaming out of Manchester Arena after an explosion interrupted an Ariana Grande concert. The building can house up to 21,000 people.
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY? pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
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The explosion happened just minutes after the concert had ended and the lights had come on. The North-West Counterterrorism unit has stated that they are treating the incident as a terror attack, but there has not been any confirmation yet on the nature of the attack.
TERROR ATTACK IN UK ARENA https://t.co/wbTTBq1TxG
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Armed police were seen dragging a man from his car just outside the arena, possibly a suspect in this incident.
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ROYAL Oldham hospital is currently on lockdown after a gunman was reportedly threatening patients just after the incident. We are unaware at this time if the person involved is connected to the incident. Security has refused to offer more details at this time.